The 2018 Billboard Latin Music Week will officially move to Las Vegas this year with Colombian superstar Maluma confirmed as a star Q&A.
The Latin music world's biggest gathering of dealmakers, power players and artists, will take place at The Venetian in Las Vegas, April 23-26. The schedule will culminate with the Billboard Latin Music Awards, the longest-running Latin music award show, airing live on Telemundo April 26 and produced by Telemundo and Tony Mojena.
Maluma, a global powerhouse and 10-time finalist to this year’s awards, will be one of the conference’s superstars in attendance, sitting down for an exclusive Star Q&A where he will discuss his exploding international career, his upcoming arena tour and his collaboration with a plethora of artists, from Shakira to Brazilian singer Nego do Borel, with whom he features on his current No. 1 hit “Corazón.”
“It’s an honor to be taking part in this year’s Star Q&A at the most important conference for the Latin music industry,” said Maluma, who kicks off his U.S. arena tour in March. “Many amazing things happened in the past year and I can’t wait to share with everyone during Latin Music Week.”
In 2017, over 1,000 attendees witnessed legendary discussions with panelists, J Balvin, Farruko and Nicky Jam among others. Now in its 29th year, the event, completely committed to the Latin music industry, will feature Q&A sessions and panels including "Superstar Q&As" and marquee sessions like the "Divas Panel" and "How I Wrote that Song," with top artists, labels, radio, marketing, brand and music executives.
"As Billboard Latin Music Week moves to Las Vegas, we are getting ready to make history by welcoming the absolute top artists and executives,” says Leila Cobo, Billboard’s Executive Director of Content and Programming for Latin Music and Entertainment. “This was the year of Latin music around the world, and now it will all come together in Vegas. And what better person to exemplify what Latin music is at a global scale than Maluma, who has been selling out arenas and topping charts around the world.”
At 24 years old, Maluma is one of Latin music’s biggest acts, boasting 31.2 million Instagram followers and over 13.6 million YouTube/Vevo subscribers. Maluma notched seven top ten hits on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart and currently boasts the No. 1 song on Billboard’s Latin Airplay chart, “Corazón.” He was also the No. 1 most-viewed artist on Instagram Stories in 2017.
Billboard is the leading global destination for charts, news, business, lifestyle and innovations in music. Registration for the annual event is now open and you can go to BillboardLatinConference.com to register with early bird, loyalty and group rates available. More panelists and stars will be announced in the coming weeks.
For information on the conference and awards, visit http://BillboardLatinConference.com.